This large bronze figure and is the Nymph and Deer by A. Morlon, and is signed in the bronze, stamped with the medal of honour and produced at the Etling foundry. I also have the smaller version of this statue. It has an unusual washed silvered patina with a glimpse here and there of the bronze showing through.
Condition is very good with no apparent repairs or damage but just the usual ageing to the patina and some veneer damage to the wood base at either end.
Alexandre Morlon was born in 1878 in Macon, France and studied under Falguiere and Mercie and exhibited at the Salon in 1900. He specialised in allegorical figures and is famous for the standing figure of Victory used for the allied Victory Medal (1918), and modelled pieces used as coinage and war memorials. Examples of his work can be found in the Mint Museum, Paris and the Ghent Museum.
Ref: Picture 4578 ‘Nymph and Deer – 1926’ in the Schiffer book of Bronze Vol 4 page 1146.
32 inches (cm) long, 8 inches (cm) deep and 16 inches (cm) high.